I recently had a folder in Windows 7 64-bit that I could not delete. The message was "cannot find this item".
Although I could see the folder in Linux I still could not delete it. It was possible to delete the folder from the Windows command prompt and using the Windows short name.
Looking at the folder from Linux:
$ ls -l ls: cannot access ubuntu110.10 : No such file or directory total 20 drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 Oct 30 20:10 u12.10 ?????????? ? ? ? ? ? ubuntu110.10 drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 4096 Nov 3 11:13 Ubuntu_12.04
Use dir /x to see short name:
E:\disks>dir /x Volume in drive E is DATA Volume Serial Number is 1181-C4F1 Directory of E:\disks 12/08/2012 10:18 AM <DIR> . 12/08/2012 10:18 AM <DIR> .. 10/30/2012 07:10 PM <DIR> u12.10 12/08/2012 10:30 AM <DIR> UBUNTU~1.10 ubuntu110.10 ... 0 File(s) 0 bytes 8 Dir(s) 69,553,127,424 bytes free
Remove folder using short name: